Thursday, February 26, 2009

I Found a Link in English

From the AP:

On Wednesday, gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles opened fire and hurled grenades at a patrol car in Pacific resort town of Zihuatanejo, killing four officers.

The car caught fire, and the bodies of the officers were found burned inside, the Guerrero state Public Safety office said in a statement.

An hour later, gunmen shot at a police station near the Zihuatanejo airport, but nobody was hurt. It was unclear if the same assailants were behind both attacks.


For those of you who've been to Zihua, I believe "the police station near the airport" is the one when you just leave town on your way to the airport.

10 comments:

Turkey Lurkey said...

Ugh! Mel, I just read both of your posts. How long will it take before the druggies stop retaliating? Its amazing they can get anyone to be an officer. :( Hope things improve down there!!

WendyCinNYC said...

I actually heard this on NPR news this morning. They said they expect the violence in Mexico to get worse before it gets better.

Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, I'm often amazed at the same thing. I was just reading how the chief of police in Juarez resigned because the cartels said they would kill one police officer every 48 hours if he didn't. How do you govern that way?

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, it's unsettling how quickly the violence has taken over, all over Mexico.

spyscribbler said...

Crap, Melanie! This is just scary. I worry about you! I'm sure you're worried about you!

I tried to hit the translate button for the story in Spanish, and I got this headline:

Ash at police Guerrero with bazooka

Melanie Avila said...

Ok, that's just funny.

Yeah, I'm worried. I'm also pissed off at some of the expats down here who act like everyone's overreacting and insist that nothing has changed.

CNN (Anderson Cooper) has a special tonight and the tagline is something about it not being the same Mexico it used to be. But a bunch of drunks living on dollars down here know better. Right.

Turkey Lurkey said...

And here I thought deNile was in Egypt. It is easier to say that there is no issue than it is to try and change it. Mexico needs our help. Maybe our citizens should stop buying illegal drugs and supporting this violence.

Melanie Avila said...

No kidding. I just read this article: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/02/26/this-is-not-the-mexico-i-remember/

There are some insightful comments from people who are living in the middle of this. I don't know how they'll fix this, but the governments need to figure something out.

Robin said...

(He Robin) You and Ibis need to get the hell outa Dodge!!! Go up there to the Imigration Office and kick some butts and get them to expedite the visa before one of you gets hurt, or worse!!!!

Melanie Avila said...

Unfortunately I don't think they give a sh!t.